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    Checking file system???

    My sister is having a problem with her PC (Win 2000)..
    Each time it reboots, the file system is checked, and no problems are reported.

    The obvious cause would be an app not closing properly when she does a reboot.

    What's the best way to track this down?
    Could some app be creating a registry setting that causes this to occur?
    Where are such registry settings saved?

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    Re: Checking file system???

    If it's an NTFS drive, try running
    CHKNTFS C:
    in a Command Prompt window to see if it thinks the disk is dirty, and
    CHKNTFS /?
    to see Useful Options...

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    Re: Checking file system???

    Alas, the drive is FAT 32.
    She thinks that the problem started after I told her to verify that she could boot with True Image and Ghost recovery disks.

    So I had her experiment.
    She booted with a TI recovery CD, then closed the window.
    No chkdsk issue upon rebooting, which makes sense as TI is booting with Linux on the CD.

    However, she then immediately rebooted in windows and the problem occurred. So someting is not terminating properly.

    But how to find the critter?

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    Re: Checking file system???

    Howard,

    Questions, when she boots normally, scandisk (I presume) is run, no problems found, and Windows loads. When she shut's down, does the computer completely shutdown ? Are there any popups saying a service or APP is waiting to be terminated ? Does the computer take longer than normal to shut down ?

    As an additional experiment, have you sister boot into safe mode. Shut down the computer (NOT Re-Start). Re-Boot into safe mode and see if the problem is still there.
    Scott

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    Re: Checking file system???

    Howard,

    To remove the bit triggering checkdisk at startup, click Start | Run, type

    chkdsk /r

    (don't forget to put a blank space between chkdsk and /r) and hit Enter. Confirm your choice, restart the computer and let checkdisk to run all five-stages check (it will take time).

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    Re: Checking file system???

    We ran chkdsk, no problems were found.

    Last night, after several hours on the phone with my sister, she stated that the problem seems to have gone away.
    Of course, now that I've said that, the problem will come back!

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    Re: Checking file system???

    when she was rebooting, the problem occurred during the startup.

    However, last night, after several hours on the phone with my sister, she stated that the problem seems to have gone away.
    Of course, now that I've said that, the problem will come back!

    Guess we'll never know why.

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